AMD Ryzen Balanced Power Plan Benchmarked

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Thief and GTAV

Thief

Thief is a series of stealth video games in which the player takes the role of Garrett, a master thief in a fantasy/steampunk world resembling a cross between the Late Middle Ages and the Victorian era, with more advanced technologies interspersed. Thief is the fourth title in the Thief series, developed by Eidos Montreal and published by Square Enix on February 25, 2014.

thief

This is an older game title, but we wanted to see how an older game title would perform on the latest processors and video cards.

We ran Thief with the image quality settings set at normal with VSYNC disabled.

Benchmark Results: In Thief when moving from the standard Windows Balanced Power Plan to the new AMD Ryzen Balanced Power Plan we got 6.4% gains at 1080P, 5.8% gains at 1440P and a small 2.1% performance gain when gaming at 4K. 

Grand Theft Auto V

GTAV

Grand Theft Auto V, currently one of the hottest PC games, was finally released for the PC on April 14, 2015.  Developed by Rockstar, it is set in 2013 and the city of Los Santos.  It utilizes the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE) which Rockstar has been using since 2006, with multiple updates for technology improvements.

In Grand Theft Auto V we set the game to run with no MSAA with 16x AF and high image quality settings as we didn’t want the GPU to bottleneck the system too bad, but wanted a setup that your average gamer would actually play on. We used the games built-in benchmark utility to have at least one game we used that could be compared to your setup at home. We averaged all the five of the default benchmark runs and omitted both the minimum and maximum values as those results are garbage due to major inconsistencies.

Benchmark Results: In Grand Theft Auto V when moving from the standard Windows Balanced Power Plan to the new AMD Ryzen Balanced Power Plan we got 7.4% gains at 1080P, 6..7% gains at 1440P and basically flat performance when gaming at 4K. 

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